Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hugs & Prayers

Another card using this lovely flower - I needed a sympathy card, and I tried to think of the most soothing colors for it - I decided on blues and greens.

Hugs & Prayers

supplies: white and blue cardstock, Altenew Beautiful Day, their Glacier Caves blue set of inks, MFT Gumdrop and JellyBean greens inks, faded jeans and peeled paint distress inks and water, Simon's Friendship Blooms sentiment, stamped in Hero Arts Navy ink, DieNamics Blueprints 20 scalloped rectangle die, foam squares

After I had finished the flower and leaves, I looked for some distress inks in the same shades, and did a smooshed background with them.

22 comments:

  1. Oh Lin, this card is so lovely. Your color choices are perfect :)

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  2. Such a serene sympathy card, Lin - just love the blues on the flower!!

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  3. Beautiful card, one I am sure they will appreciate!

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  4. you can't ever go wrong with blues and flowers - and don't those Altenew inks make life easy - wonderful card Lin!

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  5. Oh Lin this is so gorgeous! The recipient would surly feel the love in this one!

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  6. Lin, this is such a beautiful and soothing card.

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  7. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect colours. I'm also very careful while making sympathy cards.

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  8. this is just so very pretty Lin. The watercolour background is gorgeous.

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  9. Gorgeous card Lin - love the background and how perfectly it matches that lovely flower, so beautifully coloured.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. Love the BG you created for this floral image - so soothing & perfect for the sentiment!

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  11. This card is stunning. Love the colors and the background.

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  12. Stunning card! Love those colors.

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  13. One of my favorites, EVER, of yours, Lin! So gorgeous! ♥

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  14. Really love the background....is there a "smooth" technique?

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    1. Em, it's called "smooshing" - google it; there are lots of videos explaining a couple of ways to accomplish this look.

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    2. Thank you...I found it as you said and will give it a try.

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  15. Its such a gorgeous card, love everything about it so i pinned it for future inspiration!

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  16. Oh, Lin, what a beautiful card with your "smooshed" background! Really beautiful card with this beautifully colored flower! I love it! Hugs!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!